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In Iron Man 2, there is a device on Pepper's desk in her office room. What is the name of this device? Is this device has a special name? (right of the flowers)

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closed as off topic by TylerShads Jan 9 '13 at 20:28

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So... a self-answering trivia question? I don't see how this is on-topic for the site. –  DForck42 Jan 9 '13 at 20:23
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This question has been close because it is considered trivia. The question as it currently stands does not add any appreciation to the film. If you can edit the question so that it has some relevence to the film itself you can flag the question for mod attention and we'll review it. If you feel that we closed this question in error you can bring up a discussion on Movies & TV Meta. –  DForck42 Jan 9 '13 at 20:34
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Why is this question so different to this one: [movies.stackexchange.com/questions/1664/… (What is this item in Sheldon & Leonard's apartment?) I'm not sure why it's so off topic? –  AidanO Jan 10 '13 at 10:54
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@AidanO - there is a difference of opinion between people on this sites about what is and isn't trivia and whether this is interesting or off topic - I would rather personally we just let these go and allow people to vote on how interesting they are. In defense of the Big Bang Theory question one could argue that it is more unusual to have that item in your apartment than a simple desk toy - and might reflect on how geeky the characters are. –  iandotkelly Jan 10 '13 at 14:11
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In defense of this question (and of my answer ;)) one might argue that filmmakers compose their shots with a specific intent in mind. This desk toy is distracting enough to not merely be a prop, so perhaps the question should be amended to read 'what does this item allude to?'. –  Nobby Jan 10 '13 at 15:50

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That item is a magnetic desk toy, found on quite a few desks after this film I would guess :)

picture of desk toy

Here is a video of it for you

Here's a link if you want to buy one.

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The device is a modified version of Newton's Cradle. Except that it contains magnets to alter the rotation of the objects.

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